One of my long time frustrations with music videos has been how they so often don't serve the purpose of or even relate to the song. Thus.... my love for this video is tremendous.
People have asked me to share more personal stories and I've been reluctant to do so, but it occurred to me that I could share one while explaining why.
So - here is your slice of Mark In Real Life.
A couple weeks ago I managed to visit two art galleries in one night. The first one I made an impromptu video for which I posted here (link).
The second was a Giant Robot event where I was introd...Read more
Before reading the following blog, please read the part one (click) if you haven't already.
In the previous blog I established how insecurity plays into the decision making process for Hollywood Commercial Filmmaking. In this blog I will answer the question - How does this lead to stereotyping?
Because this is such a huge topic, I'm going ...Read more
In the comments for Daniel Wu's blogwhich raised the question of Asian stereotyping in films, I noticed that it there was an incorrect assumption of how 'Hollywood" works - and how that would affect Stereotypes in Hollywood films.
So this blog will address those topics in that order.
In Hollywood - movies are made to make money.
This doesn't mea...Read more
As you know, marketing is a hobby fascination for me and I think this guy just about sums up the business card discussion.
*** SPOILER ALERT *** I would never write this blog had Ken Tanaka's own gallery showing not included a particular article from the cover of the LA Times Calendar (entertainment section).
Apparently Ken Tanaka has a long lost brother... analysis after this video:
So, if you do end up watching a few Ken Tanaka videos, you might start to wonder if they're real - he's too ...Read more
There is a YouTuber who has garnered a bit of fame for himself.
He is "helpmefindparents" on YouTube.
He is an artist who I think is a great example of what I've been talking about in many of my blogs, so when he had art art opening in Los Angeles, I stopped by to see what was going on there. I made a minidoc to share with everyone because I wanted to talk about him. I will talk about him more in part two - but in this part, I will just introduce him.
His name is Ken Tanaka. He is a wh...Read more
I've talked a lot about writing drama, but I get asked a lot about writing research papers and dissertations.
Anytime you're writing a formal paper, there are a few tricks that might help you speed up the process and communicate more effectively. I'm going to talk about basic paper writing, but the concept applies to dissertations and larger works as well.
Here are some tips:
1. Know you're organization. The majority of papers follow this structure:
a. State what the paper is about - this ...Read more
Last year I was directing episodes of Kamen Rider Dragon Night which are going to start airing on the CW (US TV Network) starting this Saturday (11:30am, CW Network). The show has been on for 10 weeks, but my episodes begin this week.
It's very much a kid's show and even though I was director for the next two (and some future) episodes - the show is very much Steve Wang's show and the guest directors like myself come to add our spin on their vision. That said - unlike when doing a feature, there are many choices you&...Read more
A friend asked me some thoughts on Internet Addiction - this was what I wrote:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized when the same question continues to "pop into your head." For example: "Did I leave the door unlocked?" "I'd better check, then:" "Yes." Then a minute later, "Did I leave the door unlocked? Did I check it right?" The question continues to return again and again. The question could be things like, "Is it clean enough?" "Is the...Read more